Thread veins on the legs can be unsightly, showing as red or purple veins on areas of the legs.
Leg spider veins get their name from the web of red or blue veins that often start to spread across your legs as you age. They’re dilated superficial blood vessels like varicose veins but smaller and closer to the skin. Leg spider veins are caused by increased pressure in the vein. Anyone can get spider veins or varicose veins, but women are twice as susceptible as men.
The problem is also more common in people with jobs that keep them standing for a long time on their feet, such as nurses and teachers. Other factors that may contribute include ageing, obesity, pregnancy, prior trauma or surgery to the leg and a genetic predisposition.
Leg spider veins are mainly a cosmetic issue and not harmful. But if you are concerned about the appearance of your legs with spider veins, Premier Laser & Skin Clinic can offer a very effective and safe solution to remove spider veins with our latest generation laser technology.
In addition to the appearance of a patchwork of red and blue veins that you can see through the skin, people with spider veins may also experience swelling in the legs and a feeling of heaviness and tiredness in the legs.
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